Buddy Holly Memorial Collection

Buddy Holly - Memorial Collection (2009)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 18, 2016
Buddy Holly - Memorial Collection (2009)

Buddy Holly - Memorial Collection (2009)
Pop Rock, Rock'n'Roll | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 126 min | 395 MB
Label: Geffen / Decca / UMe | Rel: 2009

Universal's 2009 triple-disc set Memorial Collection and its two-CD companion, Down the Line: Rarities, effectively act as a substitution for a reissue of the six-LP 1979 box The Complete Buddy Holly, long a holy grail item among rock & roll fanatics. That set never materialized on CD for various legal and logistical reasons, so bootleggers stepped into the void, assembling a ten-disc set that went far beyond the original vinyl box, and then as the original recordings crept into public domain in Europe, year-by-year chronicles started to pop up over there. These satisfied the needs of completists in a way Universal's twin 2009 CD sets may never, as there are too many missing alternate takes, apartment tapes, and demos not to mention live cuts, which are virtually absent but for hardcore fans who are less obsessive, these two releases are far easier to absorb than the bootleg, which gets weighed down in historical minutia that obscure the big picture.

Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats (1978) [DMCTV1]  Music

Posted by Sartre at Sept. 9, 2016
Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats (1978) [DMCTV1]

Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats (1978) [DMCTV1]
Rock | EAC Rip | Lossless FLAC with Log+Covers -> 205MB | Nitroflare/UpToBox

This early Buddy Holly hits collection will please vinyl fans in search of the bespeckled one's late-'50s hits. Including perennials like "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Boy," "It's So Easy," and "Peggy Sue," the album also features fine covers of "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" and "Bo Diddley," not to mention lushly orchestrated stunners such as "Raining in My Heart," "True Love Ways," and the Paul Anka-penned "It Doesn't Matter Anymore." Along the way, one hears hefty premonitions of the Beatles' pre-1965 sound, one of the first self-contained rock bands in fine form, and some of most lyrical and substantial songs from the music's golden beginnings. Holly's sound was more country than R&B, and as such also prefigured the folk-pop of both the British Invasion and the West Coast sound of the '60s. A perfect introduction for those trolling the discount bins.
Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The 'Chirping' Crickets (1957) Japanese Remastered Expanded Edition 2004

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The 'Chirping' Crickets (1957)
Japanese Remastered Expanded Edition 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 158 Mb | Time: 00:34:15
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly | Label: Universal/Geffen | # UICY-6744

The debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime, The "Chirping" Crickets contains the group's number one single "That'll Be the Day" and its Top Ten hit "Oh, Boy!." Other Crickets classics include "Not Fade Away," "Maybe Baby," and "I'm Looking for Someone to Love." The rest of the 12 tracks are not up to the standard set by those five, but those five are among the best rock & roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock & roll history, ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles.
Buddy Holly - From The Original Master Tapes (1985) [MCAD-5540]

Buddy Holly - From The Original Master Tapes (1985) [MCAD-5540]
Rock | EAC Rip | Lossless FLAC with Log+Covers -> 250MB | Nitroflare/UpToBox

MCA got serious about reissuing vintage music from its library in the 1980s, when it put the responsibility in the hands of producer Steve Hoffman, who was willing to spend the time and do the research required to find the right masters and also to propose doing right by them. One of the first results was For the First Time Anywhere, which unearthed a lot of previously unheard undubbed Holly demos, and Hoffman followed it up two years later with From the Original Master Tapes, the first Buddy Holly collection that was a revelation for its sound quality. Although it has been outdone in that department since, what with the advancement of digital technology and its uses, and there are compilations that take into account songs of his that became important in others' hands, this remains the best single-disc collection of Buddy Holly's music, featuring 20 of his biggest hits.

Buddy Holly - The Buddy Holly Collection (1993)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 2, 2015
Buddy Holly - The Buddy Holly Collection (1993)

Buddy Holly - The Buddy Holly Collection (1993)
Rock and Roll, Rockabilly | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 106 min | 247 MB
Label: Geffen | Rel: 1993

Given the reluctance of MCA to release a CD version of the complete Buddy Holly recordings (due to either legal issues or a skepticism of its commercial worth), the double-disc 1993 set The Buddy Holly Collection stands as the most comprehensive and greatest CD-era retrospective of the legendary rock & roller. Though it contains all the big hits, this is not the place to turn if you're only looking for "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away," "Everyday," "Oh Boy!," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," "Rave On," "Well All Right," and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" they're all here, but they don't start unrolling until track 15 on the first disc.

VA - Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) [1996]  Music

Posted by jclane at July 16, 2014
VA - Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) [1996]

VA - Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) [1996]
EAC Rip | WavPack (*.wv) Tracks + Cue + Log - 233 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 87.9 MB | Full scans - 34 MB
Label: Decca / MCA Records | Catalog.#: DRND 11260 | Genre: Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll

Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) is a decidedly uneven tribute to the late, great rock & roller. Though it is clear the artists on the tribute are sincere in their affection for Holly, their covers add nothing to the original versions. Few of the selections attempt a reinterpretation of the song, and those that do aren't successful.
Various Artists - A Tribute To Buddy Holly And The Crickets (2006)

Various Artists - A Tribute To Buddy Holly And The Crickets (2006)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 000 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Rock & Roll | Label: Arabesque | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 21 Mar 2006 | Runtime: 88 min. | 3,56 GB (DVD5)

This DVD features a tribute concert for the legendary Buddy Holly. Recorded in Austin in 1987, it features Brian Setzer, John Fogerty, Carl Perkins, The Crickets and others.
Buddy Holly is perhaps the most anomalous legend of '50s rock & roll he had his share of hits, and he achieved major rock & roll stardom, but his importance transcends any sales figures or even the particulars of any one song (or group of songs) that he wrote or recorded. Holly was unique, his legendary status and his impact on popular music all the more extraordinary for having been achieved in barely 18 months.

The Real Buddy Holly Story (1985)  Video

Posted by DrPalmer at Nov. 15, 2010
The Real Buddy Holly Story (1985)

The Real Buddy Holly Story (1985)
DVD5 NTSC (VIDEO_TS) | English | 720 x 480 | MPEG2 @ 6500 Kbps | AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | 86 mins | 4,25 Gb
Genre: Documentary, Music

The complete video biography of rock'n'roll legend Buddy Holly, produced and hosted by Paul McCartney. This entertaining and enlightening show is the most definitive biography of Buddy Holly ever assembled, featuring interviews with members of The Crickets and many of Buddy Holly's family and friends who knew him best. Includes rare performances and Paul McCartney performs several of Buddy Holly's songs.

The Smugglers - Buddy Holly Convention (CD-EP 1997)  Music

Posted by Rehabilly at Feb. 16, 2010
The Smugglers - Buddy Holly Convention (CD-EP 1997)

The Smugglers - Buddy Holly Convention
FLAC+CUE+LOG or MP3 CBR 320 | Covers | 188 or 115 MB
Garage Rock Revival / Alternate-Indie Rock & Roll

As a reaction to the constant cat-calls directed towards the Smugglers on their eye-ware of choice in their various world travels, The Smugglers have aptly titled their latest collection of rockers "Buddy Holly Convention". Produced by patented Rock'n'Roll genius Kurt Bloch, "Buddy Holly Convention" showcases songs recorded directly after the exhausting 96/97 "Selling The Sizzle" campaign…
Skeeter Davis - Sings Buddy Holly (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Skeeter Davis - Sings Buddy Holly (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 27:43 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Twelve Holly covers, produced by Felton Jarvis in Nashville and featuring Waylon Jennings on guitar, at a time when neither Davis nor Holly were exactly in the forefront of pop's collective consciousness. A modest accomplishment, this LP is nevertheless fairly worthwhile, with a much more upbeat sound than Davis' early-'60s recordings. The arrangements are pretty straightforward and close to the originals, with solid country-rock backing and occasional light, tasteful strings.